Race ReportFor the first time in far too long, we had some club crews racing today! Our WEHORR and HORR crews were at Head of the Trent in Nottingham. It's a long 5.7km race that is excellent practice for the tideway heads, as well as being a great course itself. For that reason it always attracts high quality crews - it's definitely a step up in competition from Northampton and Bedford, so just racing there at all is a great experience for everyone.
First off were James, Nick, Dan, Shaun, David and me, plus super-subs Steve B and Pete, with Karen coxing, in IM3 8+. We finished in a time of 21:17.3. For three of the crew this was their first long head race, having only learnt to row last year, and they handled it brilliantly. We still have a lot of work to do before Head of the River in 3 weeks time though - we've definitely got a lot more we can give.
Then came the women's 8 of Alice, Jayne, Kelly, Lou, Paula, Marzena and Karen, plus super-club Clare, with me coxing, in W.IM2 8+, . They finished in 21:58.3. This was a much more experienced crew who finished in the middle of the pack, crucially beating our friends over at Northampton ;-) Let's see what they can do at WEHORR next weekend with some suitably mean coxing calls and the Return of the Towse.